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Project by clieb91 posted 07-27-2013 03:04 AM 1585 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my entry into this summer’s “Bandsaw Box With A Twist” contest.
A week or so ago Steve over at Mere Mortals posted a couple of Passive Amplifiers that some one had built. I really liked the idea and wanted to try something out. I looked at a number of different designs to get a good idea how they worked. I then remembered the contest and the fact they I had not made a box for it and did want to enter something. So here is the concept I cam up with. The wood although a bit plain, plays a very important part in this box. I used a chunk of Paulownia that I had. I have been playing with it recently since it is such a lightweight but heavy duty wood. now one drawback to Paulownia is that the pith dries up or just disappears. You can kind of see the void in the center of the log in pic #4. I decided to use this to my advantage though. The top is cut out so that the phone speaker rests against that hole. I then drilled my holes for the “speaker” so I broke into that hole. then using a dowel I plugged the hole up below my speaker so as to not let the send travel further down the wood.

The “speaker” and the drawer hole are both drilled out with Fostner bits. The rest of the box was shaped with the bandsaw.

Here is a short video of the amplifier in action…

The song if interested is Steve Martin’s “Clawhammer Medley”

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)





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KOVA

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#1 posted 07-27-2013 03:22 AM

EXCELENTE IDEA CHRIS!!!!!!
YA EMPIEZO A HACER EL MÍO PARA
PONER MI TELÉFONO EN EL WORKSHOP
CUANDO TRABAJO :-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#2 posted 07-27-2013 03:45 AM

Kova, suena bien. No puedo esperar a ver lo que parece. Por favor, publique cuando haya terminado. El mío se va a ir en mi habitación mientras alambre rana de mi oficina a mi tienda a jugar mi equipo allí.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 07-27-2013 03:49 AM

YO ESTOY CANSADO DE DEJAR EL TELÉFONO EN LUGARES
PELIGROSOS DEL WORKSHOP Y TU IDEA ES MI SOLUCIÓN :-)
PERO TAL VEZ HAGA UNA CAJA CON ASPECTO DE JUGUETE ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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clieb91

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#4 posted 07-27-2013 12:04 PM

Kova, haría un gran lugar para tomar el teléfono y saber dónde se está. Mantener que se pierda en el banco :) Incluso si no tocar música debe amplificar el sonido del teléfono por lo que se puede escuchar mejor así.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 07-27-2013 12:46 PM

I like it. Great imagination.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 07-27-2013 03:11 PM

very cool indeed

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#7 posted 07-27-2013 04:17 PM

What a great project! will try something similar without band saw, still dreaming about that tool.

cheers, johnl

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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clieb91

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#8 posted 07-27-2013 08:38 PM

Thanks All,
John. Hope all is well. I am working on some ideas that may not require the bandsaw at all. Course you could make something using the Lathe :)

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 07-28-2013 12:53 AM

Very cleavor. So, you’re an MP3 player roadie, huh???? lol Jam on. Good luck in the contest

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 07-30-2013 02:54 PM

Cool band saw box! Unique and fun design. Great job and good luck!

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#11 posted 08-02-2013 01:52 PM

that’s just bad love it

-- jrm123

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#12 posted 08-02-2013 02:32 PM

Cool!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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